Darryl Gibson, better known by his stage name Positive K, is an American
emcee from the Bronx, New York City, New York, and is one of the
original artists of the First Priority Music camp. He is best known
for his hits "I'm Not Havin' It" (a duet with MC Lyte)
and his 1992 hit "I Got a Man", which borrows its male/female
dialogue format from the aforementioned "I Ain't Havin' It".
Positive K started his career in 1986, making his debut on a Hip-Hop
showcase album Fast Money for a small, short-lived independent label
called Star Maker. Aside from featuring a track by Hip-Hop legend
Disco Dave, Fast Money also featured the debut recording of Rob Base & DJ
E-Z Rock. Later on, he was picked up by Nat Robinson's First Priority
Music under the management of Lumumba Carson (the son of activist
Sonny Carson) before Carson would become better known as X-Clan founding
member Professor X The Overseer.
Positive K scored a major hit with 1992's "I Got a Man." The
song peaked at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1993. Leading
up to that, he made appearances in underground compilations including
one called "I'm Not Havin' It," a duet with MC Lyte—that
raised his profile. A guest spot on Brand Nubian’s One for
All and another on Grand Puba's Reel to Reel, along with a self-released,
Big Daddy Kane-produced single, "Nightshift", set the stage
for The Skills Dat Pay Da Bills, his full-length debut, released
on Island Records. The album balanced themes of Nation of Gods and
Earths with gangsta-isms and more pop-based moments. Meanwhile, he
kept his Creative Control label in operation, signing and cultivating
new talent. He was featured on WYBE's Old School Show, where he was
awarded the #3 slot on the list of early hip-hop pioneers.
In 1993, Positive K appeared with Beavis and Butthead on The Beavis
and Butt-head Experience in a remix of "Come to Butthead." The
song is hidden at the end of the album on the same CD track as "I
Got You Babe," which Beavis & Butthead performed with Cher.
The same year, Positive K briefly appeared in the Robert De Niro
film A Bronx Tale as one of the angry protesters.
In 2006, Positive K appeared on Nas' "Where Are They Now" '90s
 Personal life
Positive K once dated Taj of the girl group SWV.
The Skills Dat Pay Da Bills
* Released: November 3, 1992
* Chart Positions: #168 US, #50 Top R&B/Hip-Hop
* Last RIAA certification: Gold
* Singles: "I Got a Man", "Nightshift", "Ain't No
Back to the Old School
* Released: September 16, 2008